Understanding how and when to praise determines how well it works

I came across an article written by Leigh Steere on 8 tips for effective employee praise. I found it to be a good set of tips for helping managers (and others) understand how to get the behavior they want to see. Steere’s tips Her tips for effective employee praise include: Stay in character. This means …

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Rewarding the Wrong Behavior is a Failure of Leadership

The Atlanta Public School system has recently become an example of what can go wrong if you have a failure of leadership. The story is one of improper strategic goals, rewarding the wrong behavior, punishing the correct behavior, human resources setting the wrong example and “the leader” more interested in personal success than the success of …

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